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Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A UNIQUE book­let, de­signed to help peo­ple get their “Ducks in a Row”, has been launched by the East Cheshire Hospice.

The free guide, aptly named ‘‘Ducks in a Row”, is the brain-child of East Cheshire Hospice nurse He­len Hen­shaw, who wit­nesses the dis­tress of pa­tients and their car­ers ev­ery week in the Sun­flower Cen­tre when im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion goes astray.

He­len and her col­leagues de­signed the guide to help keep life de­tails – phone num­bers, pass­words, lo­ca­tion of doc­u­ments etc – all noted down in one place.

“In to­day’s world of on­line pass­words, a mul­ti­tude of doc­u­ments and friends and fam­ily living fur­ther apart, a sin­gle point of ref­er­ence has never been more im­por­tant,” says He­len.

“It’s so sim­ple to jot ev­ery­thing down in this book­let and then you can get on with living, know­ing that if the worst hap­pens you won’t be land­ing your loved ones in a pickle try­ing to fathom out where all your doc­u­ments are kept, what medicines you are tak­ing and where your ad­dress book is kept.

“Ev­ery­one should com­plete a Ducks in a Row guide be­cause no-one knows when an ac­ci­dent or ill­ness is go­ing to ren­der them in­ca­pable of look­ing af­ter them­selves.”

The free guide is avail­able to any­one who wants one on­line at eastcheshire­hos­pice. org.uk/ducksi­narow or by call­ing the hospice on 01625 610364.

●● East Cheshire Hospice nurses with their ‘Ducks In A Row’ book­lets, from left, Natalie Nye, Sue Kwan and He­len Hen­shaw

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